Aviva France announced that Robert A.M. Stern Architects has been selected to design a new office tower at La Défense on Jan. 10, 2008.
Robert A.M. Stern Architects is the latest to join this stellar galaxy of architects. The New York City-based firm was selected over Jacques Ferrier Architecte (Paris) and Foster + Partners(London)to design Tour Carpe Diem. Aviva is the world's fifth-largest insurance group and the leading provider of life and pensions products in Europe, with substantial business interests elsewhere around the world.
The project includes a landscaped pedestrian street lined with cafés that leads to an 18-meter-high (60 feet), skylit atrium, and rooftop conference and dining facilities surrounded by a garden and dramatic views of Paris.